Cat Connor

Biography

Cat Connor is the multi-published author of The Byte series (formerly) published by Rebel ePublishers, USA and now by 9mm press, NZ.
The Byte Series: Follows SSA Ellie Conway on her journey as a member of an elite FBI team that functions on dark humor, close relationships, and strong coffee.
Cat is writer in residence; at Writers Plot bookshop in Upper Hutt, she's also the co-director/co-founder of said bookshop which is a unique not-for-profit in Upper Hutt specializing in New Zealand indie authors and independent publishers. It's absolutely awesome but hell on the writing! :)
A coffee addict and a lover of tequila, Cat is Irresistible, infectious, addictive, and she believes music is essential. She knows where to hide the body and where you hid the body.
When she's not at the bookshop she hangs out with her guinea pigs - Timmy and Bucky Barnes; a tuxedo kitten called Patrick; a couple of young people and several birds. When she's not at home she's in Perth, WA with her Knight.
There is MERCH and it is exciting check out Cat's website for info.

On Aug 18th 2020 the entire Byte Series will be back on Smashwords and everywhere else. Stay tuned!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in various places. I'm not entirely sure the places influenced my writing as much as the people in my life have. In fact, thinking about it (for the first time ever) it's people who have influenced my writing not places. The people I'm close to and have known forever, they have a definite influence on my writing.
When did you first start writing?
Those who have known me from school days would say I've always written. I didn't start writing seriously until I was in my thirties.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Cat Connor online

Where to buy in print

Videos

Qubyte - latest byte novel
"Qubyte is a seductive and stylish thriller full of acerbic wit. Ellie Conway is a badass heroine for the ages, both whip-smart and deeply human. This compulsively readable adventure will lock you in!" -Leah Erickson, Award Winning author of The Brambles and Blythe of the Gates

Break it Down Show
Pete and I talk about Qubyte, writing, imaginary friends and how it all comes together!

Series

The Byte Series
The Byte Series follows FBI agent Ellie Conway as she navigates life and investigates all manner of serial crime with her team Delta A. Ellie's cases are peppered with black humor, too much coffee, and an innate ability to see what isn't immediately obvious.
Snakebyte
Price: $2.99 USD.
Qubyte
Price: $4.99 USD.
Cryptobyte
Price: $5.99 USD.
Vaporbyte
Price: $5.99 USD.
In between the bytes
These story all belong with the Byte Series. Snakebyte should be read after soundbyte and before databyte. Array is a collection of short stories from Soundbyte onward. If I was a carpenter is a story told by SSA Kurt Henderson (should be read sometime after exacerbyte) Dead Flowers is a story told by SSA Sam Jackson and should be read before Metabyte.
If I Were A Carpenter
Price: $1.99 USD.
Dead Flowers
Price: $1.99 USD.
Array 2017
Price: $0.99 USD.
Undivided
Price: $0.99 USD.
Torrent
Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

Vaporbyte
Series: The Byte Series. Pre-release—available September 10, 2020. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,350. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A botched kidnapping leads the FBI’s Delta A and SAC Ellie Iverson down a dark path; littered with intrigue; assassinations; mysterious foreigners; and sketchy connections.
Cryptobyte
Series: The Byte Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,100. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
SAC Iverson and Delta A follow cryptic strands of information regarding missing families to an astonishing conclusion.
Whispers in the Water
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,570. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Life isn't always black and white, sometimes shades of red splash all over it, these are the poems of SSA Ellie Iverson nee Conway. Raw, uncensored, life.
Qubyte
Series: The Byte Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,400. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
With the enemy taking out her friends and colleagues, Ellie’s inner circle has never been tighter.
Undivided
Series: In between the bytes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Who knew Dungeons and Dragons could be a life ending experience?
If I Were A Carpenter
Series: In between the bytes. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
This is the first Delta A stories written for fans of the Byte Series. This story is told from the perspective of SSA Kurt Henderson, Ellie's partner in Delta A.
Dead Flowers
Series: In between the bytes. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A drink with his partner and an old acquaintance in a bar causes more than a few issues for SSA Sam Jackson and Delta A.
Snakebyte
Series: The Byte Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,390. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
SSA Ellie Conway emerges from a tequila-filled haze to rejoin Delta A. Her first job is to investigate a strangling with a disturbing undertone. That leads to circumstances she couldn’t have foreseen and a struggle to keep one of her team alive. A terrifying situation unfolds involving nuclear material in DC, time is ticking and Ellie isn’t sure she can stop the man responsible.
Array 2017
Series: In between the bytes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,330. Language: American English. Published: November 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The life of a Special Agent with a select criminal investigative team is not for the fainthearted. Ellie's life is anything but dull. This selection of short stories was primarily written for fans of the Byte Series but can be enjoyed by anyone.
Torrent
Series: In between the bytes. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,840. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A collection of short _bytes from within the Special Agent Ellie Conway Byte Series.